A full-bodied wine with pronounced aromas of red and black fruit, notes of spice and chocolate. The flavors echo the nose and the finish offers lively acidity and ripe tannins.
The history of Chateau Rauzan-Segla dates back to 1661 when Pierre de Rauzan acquired the estate. Over the years, generations of the Rauzan family succeeded in running the estate. Rauzan-Segla wines grew in reputation in a remarkable way and were some of the most highly rated wines in Bordeaux. They delighted many well-known figures, most notably Thomas Jefferson who came across this wine during his visit to the vineyards of Bordeaux, placing an order for several cases. Some decades later the 1855 classification ranked Chateau Rauzan-Segla as a Second Growth. Today, Rauzan-Segla is owned by the Wertheimer family of the House of Chanel and managed by the legendary John Kolasa of Chateau Latour fame. Segla is the second wine of this prestigious estate. More accessible than the first wine, the aim for Segla is to produce a wine that offers a true insight to the quality of the Grand Vin About half of the 51 hectares of vineyard are around the Chateau, but there are additional parcels near Margaux and Brane-Cantenac. The plantings are comprised of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc with an average vine age of 30 years and a yield of 32 hl/ha. Soils at Rauzan-Segla are composed of deep, fine gravel which makes for natural irrigation.
|About half of the 126 acres of vineyard are around the chateau, but there are additional parcels near Margaux and Brane-Cantenac. The plantings are comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon (54%), Merlot (41%), Petit Verdot (4%) and Cabernet Franc (1%) with an average vine age of 30 years. Soils are composed of deep, fine gravel. After hand-harvesting and double sorting, the fruit is gently crushed and delivered to stainless steel tanks by gravity-flow. Fermentation lasted six to seven days with twice daily pump overs. The wine was aged in French oak (15% new).